RIP Anton Yelchin (1989-2016) - The great young actor best known for portraying Chekov in the current version of Star Trek (2009/2013/2016) died today at age 27 on a strange car accident. Born in Leningrado, Soviet Union, Yelchin’s career started in 2000, on several minor projects until he got noticed by Scott Hicks who cast him alongisde Anthony Hopkins in Stephen King’s adaptation Hearts in Atlantis (2001). From there, he appeared in more than 60 projects between films and TV shows such House of D (2004), Huff (2004-2006), Fierce People (2005), Alpha Dog (2006), Charlie Bartlett (2007), New York, I Love You (2008), Terminator Salvation (2009), Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (2010), Like Crazy (2011), The Beaver (2011), You and I (2011), Fright Night (2011), Odd Thomas (2013), Only Lovers Left Alive (2013), Dying of the Light (2014), Experimenter (2015), and with five upcoming (already completed) projects, including the 3rd Star Trek installment. A brilliant, funny, and talented man that leaves us so soon and I’m gonna miss him so much.
Okay the whole ‘Illidan is the chosen one, the shining golden boy who will save the universe’ thing is really fuckin weird?? I mean I love Illidan and he’s one of my favorite characters but theres no way I’m actually gonna believe or acknowledge any of this stuff.
Illidan is an asshole who kinda stumbled around life making bad decisions and being bitter, yeah he was born with ‘special golden eyes’ but thats what makes the fact he got his eyes burned out and replaced by Sargeras ironic. And I really feel like Blizzard legit just came up with this storyline like… 5 minutes ago. Since when have they given a shit about Illidan? They were happy to kill him off in BC and force us to spend more time with his asshole “hush Tyrande” brother, but suddenly it’s “ WE LOVE OUR BOY OF LIGHT AND SHADOW, HE’S BEEN OUR SHINING STAR OF SALVATION THIS WHOLE TIME <3 <3″
I feel like making him this Jesus figure kinda defeats the whole character of Illidan, it would have been so much better if he actually found redemption and after being resurrected finally gets the chance to make things right and not make mistakes and be selfish. He has his demon hunters, a purpose, and he can finally do something that his brother can’t and it should be that that makes him the ‘hero’ of this expansion. The fact that even an asshole can do some good and redeem himself.
So in my mind Illidan will be able to defeat the legion, not because he’s the chosen golden boy, but with the power of bitterness, spite and an inferiority complex.